What are the important events that happened on November 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 28 is the 332nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 33 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 15, 2017 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,511,827,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontadigon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 83 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,803 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 28 Historical Events

  • 1520
    After navigating through a strait at the southern end of South America, three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.
  • 1729
    Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.
  • 1814
    The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.
  • 1821
    Panama Independence Day: Panama separates from Spain and joins Gran Colombia.
  • 1905
    Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith founds Sinn Féin as a political party with the main aim of establishing a dual monarchy in Ireland.
  • 1909
    Sergei Rachmaninoff makes the debut performance of his Piano Concerto No. 3, considered to be one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire.
  • 1914
    World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
  • 1960
    Mauritania becomes independent of France.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s call for “more flags” in Vietnam, Philippines President Elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam.
  • 1987
    South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on-board.

Who were born on November 28?

  • 1700
    Sophia Magdalen of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1770)
  • 1881
    Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (d. 1942)
  • 1923
    Gloria Grahame, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1933
    Hope Lange, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1960
    Andy Ritchie, English footballer
  • 1975
    Sigurd Wongraven, Norwegian musician (Satyricon)
  • 1977
    Marlon Broomes, British footballer
  • 1978
    Aimee Garcia, American actress
  • 1987
    Karen Gillan, Scottish actress
  • 1991
    Jessica Robinson, English singer and actress

Who died on November 28?

  • 1170
    Owain Gwynedd, King of Gwynedd (b. c. 1100)
  • 1262
    Shinran, Japanese religious leader (b. 1173)
  • 1290
    Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I of England (b. 1241)
  • 1675
    Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh, English Civil War soldier (b. c. 1608)
  • 1878
    Orson Hyde, American religious leader (b. 1805)
  • 1960
    Tsunenohana Kan'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 31st Yokozuna (b. 1896)
  • 1973
    Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (b. 1886)
  • 1994
    Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (b. 1960)
  • 2009
    Gilles Carle, Canadian screenwriter and film director (b. 1928)
  • 2010
    Giorgos Fountas, Greek actor (b. 1922)

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